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October 17, 2015

Career Change
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Thinking of a new career? Americans reportedly change careers seven times on average. If you are thinking of a new career, we've got what you need to know. Then, what happens after a police officer is involved in a shooting? The details may surprise you.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Advice on Career Change

Recent statistics show that the average American changes careers seven times. Phil Gaddis, President Executive Search at the Addison Group, a Chicago-based provider of professional staffing and search services explained why the turnover has increased so rapidly in recent decades, and offered advice for people who are considering a career change.
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InfoTrak: When Cops Kill

Former law enforcement officer Lance LoRuss, Atlanta-based attorney, , author of When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident says police officers are well-trained on when and how to use their weapons, but are ill-prepared for what to do in the aftermath. He explained how the investigation of a police shooting differs significantly from one involving a civilian. He estimated that 75% of officers involved in a deadly force incident are the target of a civil lawsuit, whether the shooting was justified or not.
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InfoTrak: Lessons for Educators

School administrator Jonathan T. Jefferson, PhD, , is author of Mugamore: Succeeding without Labels—Lessons for Educators Dr. Jefferson said he believes that today’s education system needs to change the way it handles problem students. He said zero tolerance policies and the application of labels to students who have behavioral or learning disorders causes many of them to be left behind. He believes that schools personnel need to exercise more patience with immature students to give them time to grow into productive students.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Phil Gaddis
Mr. Gaddis joined Addison Group in 2005 to help build the company’s Finance and Accounting (F&A) Executive Search practice in Houston. In less than three years, it became the largest revenue producer and most profitable permanent placement practice in the company. Mr. Gaddis was promoted to President of Addison Group’s F&A Executive Search practice in November 2010 and is charged with growing the company’s present operations and expanding into new markets. Prior to Addison, Mr. Gaddis spent nine years with AccountPros Executive Search in a variety of management roles, from Division Manager to Vice President-Executive Search, where he was responsible for growing the operations in Dallas and Houston. He also developed and headed the national energy practice, successfully completing searches nationally in the upstream/E&P, midstream/plant operations, and downstream/merchant trading industries. Mr. Gaddis graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.

The Addison Group

Lance LoRusso
Lance LoRusso is a problem solver and trusted advisor for his clients. As a litigator with a healthcare and law enforcement background, Lance focuses his practice on general liability defense for individuals and corporations, medical malpractice defense, healthcare law and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of injured parties and affected families. His representation of law enforcement, healthcare systems, professional organizations and corporate clients has provided a broad range of expertise and earned him a reputation as an attorney committed to resolving complex client problems in a professional and cost efficient manner. As a former officer, Lance is a strong advocate for Georgia law enforcement. He serves as General Counsel to the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police as well as Lodge Attorney for Cobb County’s Lodge 13 of the Fraternal Order of Police. Additionally, he responds to critical incidents on behalf of law enforcement officers. Lance continues to serve the community as an instructor for Georgia police academies and is a certified POST instructor in TASER®, firearms, patrol office, emergency vehicle operation, and legal issues.

LoRusso Law Firm

Jonathan Jefferson
Born in 1969 as the seventh of eight children to two Harlem raised parents, Dr. Jonathan Jefferson benefited from both the inner-city life of Queens, New York, and childhood summers spent on a farm in rural upstate New York. Academic, professional, and physical accomplishments have punctuated his life. After earning his doctorate from Seton Hall University in 2006 in the area of education leadership, management, and policy, creative pursuits such as self publishing memoirs, poetry, and photography have taken the edge off of an otherwise mundane existence as a public school administrator. An adventurer by nature, he became the first African American to hike to the top of every mountain in the northeast United States over 4,000' (115 of them) by September of 2000. At that time, less than 400 people had accomplished this feat; whereas thousands have scaled Mount Everest. Escaping to the U.S. Virgin Islands to manage a friend's Eco-lodge in 2009 provided him with the respite necessary to begin serious writing and research on the topics of life and education.

Dr. Jefferson's Website